Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread

Happy Friday! It was a good week, wasn’t it? Or, at least it was around these parts. Thank you again for your kind words on the first birthday of DearWendy.com and thank you for embracing the new message board as much as you have (and at the time of writing this — early Friday morning — we’re up to over 1000 forum comments, so I’d say you’ve embraced it pretty well). The board was in the pipeline for a while and it feels great to see it off to a strong start. And since we now have an active place for you to take “off-topic” conversations, I’m going to phase out the Weekend Open Threads. In their place, I’m going to start doing Friday Links, a collection of relationship-themed links from around the web. For this, I’ll need your help. My web-surfing time is very limited these days and I don’t get around as much as I did before baby. So if you’d be so kind as to pass along links to interesting articles, photos, videos, and websites that you come across, I’d appreciate it!

By the way, after I launched the message board on Monday, I added a new topic called “DW Meetups.” If you haven’t checked it out yet and are interested in possibly meeting other DWers in your area, go here and see if your city is listed (and if it’s not, list it yourself!).

P.S. This is one of my favorite Jackson outfits to date, and since he’s about to outgrow it, I had to post it here for posterity. Thanks for indulging my mama pride.

 

 

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    Addie Pray January 27, 2012, 5:05 pm

    Oh my goodness – look at that smile!! Wendy, are you sure we have to phase out the weekend open threads so fast? So much change, so fast. It’s scary for us. …

    Hey, Chi-hards, check out the upcoming Chicago meetups in the DW Meetup forum – Feb. 9 and Mar. 3.

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    lets_be_honest January 27, 2012, 5:10 pm

    But I love Weekend Open Threads! You always pick such nice topics of things that make me think and smile all weekend.

    Onto more important things…Jack is getting way too cute!

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      Addie Pray January 27, 2012, 5:14 pm

      Agreed! I think last weekend’s thread was my favorite. P.s., lbh, I haven’t mentioned this but I always smile when I see you comment “amiright??” I guess that was a random thought but there you go.

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        lets_be_honest January 27, 2012, 5:25 pm

        Another random thought-I have yet to adjust to you not really being the girl in the black and white picture from the 1800s. I don’t think I ever will.

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        Addie Pray January 27, 2012, 5:28 pm

        I should switch back, huh? I’m not sure I have adjusted or that I ever will either. There was so much change this week; change is scary; I should switch back. Oh the stress.

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      ForeverYoung January 27, 2012, 5:36 pm

      I know! I already miss the open threads. It’s probably only a little bit because I haven’t gotten in on the forum action yet. But if there is still weekend open threads all the weekend randomness can be on one post! And then the classier weekday randomness is in the forum.

      Okay fine, i’m just resisting the forum, but still.

      Side note – Jackson and I wear the same socks – and I think that’s neat.

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        Addie Pray January 27, 2012, 5:48 pm

        The problem with the threads is it’s hard to lurk and keep up with all the random conversations because you have to, gasp, actually go open and read each forum. Exhausting! … Though I still do it.) And if you have favorite commenters you follow, like I do, you can’t just click on their comment in the thread when you see their name listed in the recent comments side bar, because recent comments in the thread are noted on the side by topic and not commenter. (I’ve been over-analyzing this.) Having said that, there’s no reason why we can’t just go crazy with comments on the last posting on Friday… amiright? (says lhb).

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        ForeverYoung January 27, 2012, 8:21 pm

        I’ve been home for 30 minutes and had two beers already. Is that weird?

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        katie January 27, 2012, 8:56 pm

        thats not weird to me…. lol

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        ForeverYoung January 27, 2012, 9:25 pm

        Katie! Will you also add my vote to the Colorado forum about 17th street meet up. I’m down! And I vote for Happy Hours. I get loosy-goosy after a few and find life a lot more enjoyable.

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        fast eddie January 27, 2012, 9:46 pm

        On TGIFs 2 beers is just getting started…:-)

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        CatsMeow January 27, 2012, 11:03 pm

        No. My boss told me to go home and start drinking.

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    AKchic_ January 27, 2012, 5:41 pm

    *laugh* I doubt I’ll ever make it to a DW GT in the lower 48, and unless people start flocking to me, well, I’m the lone arctic DW’er. Well… sub-arctic. I’m not above the arctic line yet. I was once.
    In *sunny* Anchorage, it’s a balmy -5 at my building (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=AKZ101) and the ice fog is starting to lift around the midtown area. We’re supposed to warm up to the teens on Monday and see three days of snow (yay! we’ll see triple digit snow accumulation this year! RECORD!).

    I even dressed up for work. Purple nails, purple lipstick, purple socks and shirt, Donatello Ninja Turtle fleece/knit hat. Creepy!

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      Addie Pray January 27, 2012, 5:50 pm

      Temperatures in the balmy teens, eh? I think I’d like Alaska. I love the cold and snow. And I hate flip flops, shorts, and tank tops. (That’s weird of me, right?)

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        AKchic_ January 27, 2012, 6:14 pm

        We do actually wear shorts, tank tops and flip flops in the winter. Well, some of us do. After a cold snap, once it hits the 20s/30s – yeah, the majority of us are even shedding hoodies and are walking around in t-shirts and enjoying the “heatwave”. Even the newscasters call double digits (i.e. 10-15 degrees above 0) a “heatwave” when we’ve been seeing negatives during the day. Gotta remember, if it’s negative during the day, unless there’s a storm, we’re seeing at least 10-15 degrees less at night, plus windchill. Last night, we had -18 at my house, not including the winds. And we were fairly warm.

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        silver_dragon_girl January 27, 2012, 7:22 pm

        I can commiserate (sort of)…living in ND now, and we’ve had a pretty mild winter, but last week we saw some days where the high was -10 or -12. So when it was up to the 20s this week it seemed downright hot!!

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        AKchic_ January 27, 2012, 6:37 pm

        Not sure if this link will work – but here’s what some of us do at -40.
        http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=10150490617897703

        Yes… we’re morons. But it’s a great teaching tool for kids who want to be “cool” and not wear the proper gear outside.

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        Jiggs January 28, 2012, 3:18 pm

        How do I not know that?? (I’m Canadian.) Last week it was -40s with the windchill (Celsius, I think that’s -50ish F) and if I had know this trick then I would totally have done it.

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      GatorGirl January 27, 2012, 6:56 pm

      I think I would absolutely freeze in Alaska. I’m sure some of our friends from the southern hemisphere have even warmer weather; but I love my FL temperatures. The closest it’s been since I’ve lived here (8 months) was one night in the 30’s. The winter has been averaging 50’s for the lows and 80 during the day. So nice.

      I would like to see a moose though.

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        rainbow January 28, 2012, 2:54 am

        I’m in Argentina and we had a few days of 104°F/40°C a couple of weeks ago (And we’re at the southern end of the continent, so it’s “cold” down here). I complain a lot when it gets that hot, but since my skin is pretty dark I have to stay in warm sunny places, or I end up looking all yellow and gross.

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        JK January 28, 2012, 8:32 am

        I love our heat, except for the humidity of Bs As! But, I am terribly pale, and my daughters are as well, so I have to be SO careful with the sun!

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        rainbow January 28, 2012, 5:40 pm

        I know some goth kids in Buenos Aires who carry a parasol with them all summer. Maybe you could try some? Though I doubt you can get a 4-year-old to use one of those properly and not to stab other children’s eyes.

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        JK January 28, 2012, 5:44 pm

        hahaha, she does love umbrellas, but since she even tries to sleep with them they don´t last too long!
        For now I bathe them in SPF 65, light clothes and hats, and try not to go out at the worst times.

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  • Dear Wendy

    Wendy January 27, 2012, 6:00 pm

    Well, fine. Maybe I’ll keep the open threads going. But I need help coming up with discussion topics. It gets challenging thinking of something brand new every week, so send me your ideas!

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      Addie Pray January 27, 2012, 6:03 pm

      Phew. Catastrophe averted. Here are some topics: … I got nothing. Damn this *is* hard.

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    • AKchic_

      AKchic_ January 27, 2012, 6:12 pm

      Topics: Favorite 90s cartoon show/character, food item you can’t give up, dream vacation destination, worst vacation, favorite tv show (not on air anymore), go-to movie when you’re sick…

      I can keep going…

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        Addie Pray January 27, 2012, 6:43 pm

        Show off.

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      • AKchic_

        AKchic_ January 27, 2012, 7:46 pm

        *wiggles her nose at Addie Pray*

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        Addie Pray January 27, 2012, 6:59 pm

        Ok, I got some: why white wine sucks; suitable non-legal careers for Addie Pray; favorite yoga pose (savasana); favorite Chik-fil-A chicken concoction; crazy SILs; … But these are really every day topics.

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        lemongrass January 27, 2012, 7:24 pm

        I highly disagree that white wine sucks. I do think that sweet white wine sucks though. Pinot Grigio is dry as can be and I love it.

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        ForeverYoung January 27, 2012, 8:33 pm

        Haha you would pick savasana. I like horse anything. Especially when you lift weights while doing it. Talk about an ass burner.

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 1:42 pm

        your mom’s an ass burner. oh snap! (i don’t know, i’m delirious today.)

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        Trixy Minx January 27, 2012, 9:19 pm

        I just ate Chik-fil-A for lunch. Delicious. I ordered a side of fries too cause I can never get enough!!

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 1:41 pm

        … cause those are the best fries in the whole wide world, objectively speaking!

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        jlyfsh January 27, 2012, 10:40 pm

        AP I drank some super sweet wonderfully delicous moscato tonight and thought of you! Well how much you would rather have the red wine sitting on my counter 😉

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        Wendy's Dad January 28, 2012, 11:17 am

        Addie Pray, you are wrong, wrong, wrong. Make a trip to my area of Germany and I will introduce you to some wonderful “Frankenwein” opportunities. The one that I drink most often is called Silvaner. Served chilled from the refrigerator (or my balcony in the winter), it’s wonderful. Wendy’s mom (the Queen) prefers Bacchus, which is “halbtrocken” or half-dry. Silvenaner is very dry. Wendy can attest that the wine here is very inexpensive, so come take a European vacation and we’ll get you liking white wine before you leave. By the way, “Frankenwein” has nothing to do with Frankenstein! It refers to wine that comes from Franken (Franconia in English).

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 1:41 pm

        Watch out, Wendy’s Dad, very, very soon I may be taking a trip around the world, with stops all over Europe…

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        JK January 28, 2012, 1:51 pm

        If it´s a wine tour you´ll have to go to Mendoza then, supposedly some of the best reds in the world 😉 and an absolutely amazing province to visit!

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 4:05 pm

        Oh and those names sound like Harry Potter characters. (Having never actually read or seen Harry Potter.)

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        Morgan January 28, 2012, 5:07 pm

        White Wine does suck. I second this topic.

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      Witchmom3 January 27, 2012, 6:24 pm

      Yay! I really look forward to the Weekend Open Thread! Maybe add a “Suggestions for Weekend Open Thread” to the forum list and then pick one by Friday? Though I’m still having trouble registering (I never get my password emailed to me), so I can’t participate in the “Forum” section 🙁 Where are my flying monkeys when I need them!

      BTW Jackson is absolutely adorable!

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      GatorGirl January 27, 2012, 6:59 pm

      My ideas- hardest life decision you’ve ever made, what would you change about your life today, something about siblings- maybe about rivalry or birth order?

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      ForeverYoung January 27, 2012, 8:30 pm

      Perfect timing! I just started happy hour and the ideas are a-flowin!
      1. Biggest regret of your life. (This has to be followed by a paragraph explaining that commenters aren’t allowed to say “waaaah I don’t have any regrets – everything happens for a reeeeaaaaason.” Blech. I hate that answer).
      2. If you weren’t married/in a relationship with your SO, what would you do differently next time you were in a relationship.
      3. If money was not an issue, how would you spend your time? Like would you be a foster parent? A yoga instructor? Watch a lot of TV? Adopt a shit ton of dogs (you know my answer).
      4. If you were actually allowed to change someone, what would you change about your significant other?
      5. Same as 4 but about one of your family members
      6. How do you think the way you were raised reflects how you feel about parenting? Like are you doing everything your parents did? Or are you paving your own way, or doing the exact opposite?
      7. Everyone talk about your animals. Like I would talk about how I fully acknowledge when Sampson dies i’m going to have to take a week off of work.
      8. What is the friendship you have lost in your life that you miss the most and why? And would you ever consider reconnecting?

      That’s all I got for now, I gotta tipsy-ly finish making chicken enchillads! But I might be back later to think of more!

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        Addie Pray January 27, 2012, 8:37 pm

        You should take the bar drunk – you on fire tipsy!

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        ForeverYoung January 27, 2012, 9:06 pm

        Don’t think it hasn’t crossed my mind Addie.

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 4:07 pm

        Eh, maybe save the drinking for *afterward*. Hey, I had a friend get stung by a bee in the eye in the bar exam room just seconds before the test began. It really sucked to be him! He passed. And with only one functioning eye. Ergo, you can do it!

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        ForeverYoung January 28, 2012, 7:51 pm

        Ugh. I just finished my second mock bar day. All day yesterday and all day today. I’m drinking beer again. Weird.

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        jlyfsh January 27, 2012, 8:44 pm

        that’s a pretty awesome list!

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      • AKchic_

        AKchic_ January 27, 2012, 8:55 pm

        Great list. I’d love to start answering, but I’ve got to leave the office in 8 minutes and we’ve got accidents all over midtown, including a 75 y.o. who ran off the International/Minnesota overpass near my house (he survived and is okay, truck no so much). My 5 minute drive may be longer, especially with the ice and idiots on the road. Lately, I’ve been dealing with “wanderers”. Idiots who are inebriated/high as a kite walking in the middle of the road trying to get drivers to stop so they can bum rides/money from them. I finally convinced the ED to let me carry my Makarov in my truck again (we aren’t allowed weapons on company property, due to the nature of our clientele).

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        ForeverYoung January 27, 2012, 9:08 pm

        I think you’re kinda great – especially your stories. I used to tell people that if I failed the bar I was going to move to Alaska – as in i’d be so embarrassed I would have to move somewhere away from everything, but i’m not going to lie the place is growing on me because of you. People cracked out during the day – on the regular?
        I mean that’s great.

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      L January 27, 2012, 9:15 pm

      I think we need a best and/or worst dates thread. That would be hilarious.

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        va-in-ny January 27, 2012, 11:02 pm

        agreed!!!

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 4:10 pm

        I haven’t had too many terrible dates. I did have a blind date call the cabbie “brother,” “boss,” and something else equally ridiculous (was it “big man?” I don’t remember), all within, like 5 minutes. I knew then it was never going to work out.

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      Bethany January 28, 2012, 3:59 pm

      You should probably post a picture of the baby every Friday! He’s so cute!

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 4:11 pm

        Agreed!

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    rachel January 27, 2012, 6:41 pm

    That outfit is so freaking cute!

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      ForeverYoung January 27, 2012, 8:35 pm

      Rachel! I read the forum about Colorado and i’m in. I just haven’t registered for the forum section yet. By the way do you have a puggle? Because the love of my life is a puggle, and that looks EXACTLY like him. Like I could give that picture to someone and tell them it’s Sampson.

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        katie January 27, 2012, 9:03 pm

        i knew i remembered that you were from colorado…. lol i dont remember when i read that though. hmmm..

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        ForeverYoung January 27, 2012, 9:10 pm

        Yeah, I rep the 303. I live in Arvada “technically”. But you wanna hike a 14er this summer? I am always so mad I don’t take advantage of all the cool Colorado things. Like I can go snowboarding tomorrow. And then everyday in the summer I can go rafting, or hiking, or mountain horseback riding. I am a disgrace.

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        katie January 27, 2012, 10:14 pm

        haha well if it makes you feel better i dont do that stuff either! i am not an outdoorsy person, really at all.. but a 14er? that is something that i should do. haha. im down!

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        katie January 27, 2012, 10:14 pm

        oh and i went to high school in arvada! go panthers!! haha

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        ForeverYoung January 27, 2012, 10:18 pm

        Did you graduate from either A-west or Ralston Valley? My husband graduated from Ralston Valley in 2004 and my brother in law from Awest in 2006.

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        katie January 27, 2012, 10:22 pm

        no, i went to pomona. awest were our big rivals though so ive been there a million times.

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        ForeverYoung January 27, 2012, 10:27 pm

        What year did you graduate? I am kind of obsessed with discovering how small the world is – so if you knew either of them my life will come full circle.

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        katie January 27, 2012, 10:31 pm

        haha that would be crazy! i graduated in 08… but, even if i may have been there at the same time with them, i didnt know anyone outside of pomona.. i didnt even know i was going to pomona until the day before school started, so i went there knowing nobody. it was super scary! so i hadnt gone to elementary or middle school with all the same people like everyone else had- that was usually how you ended up with friends in different high schools, because you went to middle school together.

        but still, thats cool.

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        katie January 27, 2012, 10:47 pm

        did they play sports?

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        Rachel January 27, 2012, 9:53 pm

        Yep, that’s my puggle, Toby 🙂

        Yay, I’m glad there is interest in a Colorado meetup! You should register for the forum already, so you can join in the conversation.

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    rachel January 27, 2012, 6:41 pm

    As is the little guy in it of course 🙂

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    Calliopedork January 27, 2012, 6:58 pm

    He looks like a tiny jockey, or mobster.

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    GatorGirl January 27, 2012, 7:01 pm

    Oh my goodness WendyJackson is growing like a weed! He is developing into quite the handsome babe! And that outfit is too cute!

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    caitie_didnt January 27, 2012, 7:40 pm

    What a cutie!!! With that smile and the nonchalant hands-in-pockets pose he’s gonna be breaking hearts before you know it!

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    jlyfsh January 27, 2012, 8:19 pm

    If you don’t mind me asking Wendy where did you get that onesie? I would love to get one like that for my friend’s little boy. Jackson is adorable by the way! Great little smile.

    Thank you again for the community you’ve built here at Dear Wendy. My day would definitely be nowhere near as fun as it is now without it!

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      Wendy January 27, 2012, 10:39 pm

      Thanks. The onesie is from Old Navy, but I don’t think they sell it anymore. I got it in the fall along with about 11 others, all for, like $40. They served us well.

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        jlyfsh January 28, 2012, 10:49 am

        Ahh too bad, I do love Old Navy’s baby stuff!

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  • CatsMeow

    CatsMeow January 27, 2012, 10:20 pm

    QUESTION. (Not related to anything. I, too, am at happy hour and bored).

    One of my boyfriend’s friends once said something that doesn’t sit right with me. He said that I can do better than my bf, but my bf can’t do better than me. Besides being incredibly rude, it’s insulting to both of us. So I haven’t said anything to my boo about it because I don’t want to come between him and his friend, but now I feel uncomfortable around the friend.

    (HA! Swype just made uncomfortable = unconquerable and around = stripping)

    Anyway… What was my question? Thoughts?

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      katie January 27, 2012, 10:28 pm

      maybe, well hopefully, that was a thing that guys say that wouldnt offend the other one… you know, guys offend each other out of love, right? so maybe it wouldnt come between your boyfriend and his friend if you told him… like, maybe your boyfriend would be like, “totally! i am so lucky she puts up with me!” or whatever…

      also, i think the whole “you can do better” arguement is always wrong, so i wouldnt put much stock into what someone else thinks about who you could “get” or not …

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        CatsMeow January 27, 2012, 10:39 pm

        Yeah, he has a weird rating system too. The first time I met him, he basically forced me to rate him on a scale of 1 -10, and told me I’m a “9”. Which, I’m flattered, btw, but inappropriate much?

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        katie January 27, 2012, 10:42 pm

        yea, your probably dealing with one of those obsessive people … he probably rates everyone he sees everyday! thats weird. i have met some of them too… the really weird thing is when they cant seem to fathom that a “3” would date a “7”, or whatever, and there all- why are they even together??? umm… maybe because they enjoy each others company? i dunno…

        yea i wouldnt worry about what he says…

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      ForeverYoung January 27, 2012, 10:36 pm

      Ha, people have said that to my husband too. You know what my response is? “Thanks! I think i’m awesome too.” It’s rude, and my favorite way to deflect rudeness is to brush that dirt off my shoulder. I think he’s just peachy, and frankly, i’m the only one boning him so really it’s only my opinion that matters.

      You never know what the person’s motives are. If they are friends with your boyfriend, why would they say that? It’s weird, you just have to know it’s their own issue.

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      Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 8:46 am

      I think people say silly things like that just to be nice. I mean, I don’t think anyone seriously sits there and weighs everyone’s attributes and then says: ok, I’ve decided, you are better than him. Roll with it and say “aw, shucks, no YOU can do better.” And then you can just go back and forth complimenting each other while you get drunker and drunker.

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      call-me-hobo January 29, 2012, 4:17 pm

      Honestly, CM- it sounds like your bf’s friend is jonesing for a piece of you. HARD.

      He flat out admitted that he thought you were gorgeous, and now he’s trying to convince you that you “can do better” than your bf? Yeah, he’s trying to plant the seed of dissent. Not only is your bf’s friend hella rude- it seems like he’s kind of a sucky friend.

      I would just tell your bf that his friend said something that made you uncomfortable, and you would hope to limit the time you spend together as a group. It’s not putting a limitation on his friendship, but it is keeping you out of the mix.

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  • CatsMeow

    CatsMeow January 27, 2012, 11:11 pm

    Ughhhhhh I was just commanded to smile. I resisted a mean response because he’s a friend (acquaintance?) Of my boo. I calmly explained that I have chronic bitch face syndrome.

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    Anna January 28, 2012, 4:21 am

    The thing I like most about Weekend open threads is the option to “like” a post, which we don’t have on the forum…so they’re not interchangeable if you ask me!

    It might be opening a big old can of worms but maybe we could have a weekend open thread about which candidate you support for President in 2012? After voting for Obama and being duped by his charismatic speeches, I feel like an idiot for not supporting Ron Paul sooner. Ron Paul for President!

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      Sarah January 28, 2012, 4:23 am

      Oddly I think politics is the one thing we shouldn’t talk about on Dear Wendy.

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 8:43 am

        I like it when we get into good discussions about issues – issues that come up organically when we’re commenting on letters and stuff. But, I don’t want to know, like, who’s supporting Newt. Know what I mean?

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        Sarah January 28, 2012, 11:42 am

        Yeah, you can’t unhear that.

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        MELH January 28, 2012, 12:34 pm

        But addie, if you vote for newt, you could have the option of living on the moon!!! 😉

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 4:16 pm

        ha! hey, unrelated, if i comment, like, just 3 more times, and no one else does, i will dominate the “recent comments” side bar.

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 4:16 pm

        Should I go for it?

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 4:17 pm

        I dunno, I feel bad.

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 4:17 pm

        Like, that’s a whole lotta Addie Pray up on there.

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 4:18 pm

        I did it!!! All AP in the side list. Don’t say I don’t have goals.

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 4:20 pm

        This last one is for good measure. Like when the mobster shoots the other mobster 12 times in the head just to make sure he’s good and dead. This is just like that.

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        Trixy Minx January 29, 2012, 11:14 pm

        By the time I read this you weren’t on the side bar.

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      rachel January 28, 2012, 11:44 am

      I’m with Sarah. I think politics too easily can get people annoyed with each other.

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    • Leroy

      Leroy January 28, 2012, 12:28 pm

      +1 on staying away from politics. It’s a sure way to breed antagonism, and forums like this really aren’t the appropriate format IMO.

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    Skyblossom January 28, 2012, 10:48 am

    I love, love, love the picture of Jackson!. What a beautiful,beaming smile. He is looking so much older now, more like a little boy than a newborn.

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    jlyfsh January 28, 2012, 11:50 am

    soo has anyone else ever accidentally grabbed the dawn instead of the dishwasher detergent and not realized until their kitchen floor was covered in bubbles? i guess it’s too early for wine? good thing i’m having ice cream for lunch…..

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      Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 1:39 pm

      no, but i’ve definitely grabbed the sour cream instead of the greek yogurt. a mistake that still makes me cringe; i can’t even look at greek yogurt- i just can’t be too sure it’s not sour cream. traumatized to say the least.

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        ForeverYoung January 28, 2012, 2:10 pm

        Soooooo does that mean you don’t just eat spoonfulls of sour cream on purpose?

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        Addie Pray January 28, 2012, 4:14 pm

        yulch. that happened awhile go – and i think i even commented about it on here – i was very, very traumatized. sour cream, i do not like it, i do not.

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        CatsMeow January 29, 2012, 12:22 pm

        Ughhhhh I can’t stand it

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      MELH January 28, 2012, 5:36 pm

      Once, when I was like 5, my aunt was babysitting my sister and I and she was running our dishwasher. Se couldn’t find the dishwasher detergent, so she grabbed dawn and said “this will be the same, right?” I replied no, I think that’s a bad idea, but no one listens to the five year old and we ended up with a bubble mess in our kitchen. I still tease my aunt about being right.

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        jlyfsh January 28, 2012, 6:14 pm

        i wish i could blame it on being 5 or even knowing what i had done, and thinking it was ok. i would have stayed in the room and checked on it. i was just cranky this morning and not paying attention. i don’t think i’ve ever been so surprised when i came back in to kitchen before. however, i did learn that if you clean it out you should put vinegar in there and sprinkle salt on the remaining bubbles. hopefully i never have to use that knowledge again!

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      Kristen January 30, 2012, 10:41 am

      I’m so glad you posted this! We’re almost out of dish detergent, and I was thinking to myself, “How much different could liquid dish soap be?”

      Whew. Crisis averted!

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        jlyfsh January 30, 2012, 1:11 pm

        oh so different! so very very different! I have now moved the two containers to separate ends of the cabinet. i’m thinking i need to buy a different colored bottle of dish detergent from now on so i never ever make this mistake again!

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        Kristen January 30, 2012, 1:14 pm

        Hahaha. You really did save me. How often are you lucky enough to find out AHEAD of time that you’re about to make a really big mistake??

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    pho_sho January 28, 2012, 1:44 pm

    I loved this blog before she decided to stop. I feel like she has a lot of great, and practical, dating advice:

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    Marta January 29, 2012, 8:18 pm

    I use to like thefrisky.com, but I think some big company bought it because it’s just like the other gossip fashion boys sites now.

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    kittyk January 29, 2012, 8:27 pm

    Your kid is the cutest! Love the outfit, and that cute little smile 🙂

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